Microsoft Renames SkyDrive Cloud Service to OneDrive After Trademark Dispute with BSkyB

Microsoft Renames SkyDrive Cloud Service to OneDrive After Trademark Dispute with BSkyB

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Microsoft has announced that they are renaming their cloud service SkyDrive to OneDrive through a post on The OneDrive Blog because of a trademark infringement dispute with British Sky Broadcasting Group (BSkyB).


Microsoft agreed back in June 2013 to rename their cloud service SkyDrive because of the dispute, within a reasonable amount of time. And just yesterday, Microsoft officially announced the new name of their loved cloud service, OneDrive. Current subscribers of SkyDrive and SkyDrive pro won’t experience any service interruptions as the company makes transition to the new cloud service.

When officially available, OneDrive will feature we all love from SkyDrive, and more. In an explanation, Microsoft’s Ryan Gavin said that “We know that increasingly you will have many devices in your life, but you really want only one place for your most important stuff. One place for all of your photos and videos. One place for all of your documents. One place that is seamlessly connected across all the devices you use. You want OneDrive for everything in your life.”

Expected to roll out soon, Microsoft will be sending a word to those interested to know more about OneDrive and when it will be available by leaving your e-mail on the cloud service’s preview web page, [via]

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